Olympus Digital Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - (Micro-)Four-Thirds

Sample Images

Here're some sample images taken with the Panasonic L10.

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Make Panasonic
Model L10
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 96mm
Aperture: f/3.2
Exposure 1/1300s
Make Panasonic
Model L10
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 96mm
Aperture: f/4
Exposure 1/640s
Make Panasonic
Model L10
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 200mm
Aperture: f/4
Exposure 1/800s
Make Panasonic
Model L10
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 92mm
Aperture: f/
Exposure 1/2500s
Make Panasonic
Model L10
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 200mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure 1/1300s
Make Panasonic
Model 1l0
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 200mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure

Verdict

The Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD is an obvious choice for those looking for an upgrade from their Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 or Zuiko 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6. The Olympus lens does certainly shine regarding its very good resolution capabilities throughout the zoom range. Distortions as well as CAs are well controlled. The vignetting is a bit on the high side at max. aperture but it's not a real problem either. A certain weakness is the quality of the bokeh (out-of-focus blur) in critical situations. However, to be honest many zoom lenses in this range have problems here as well.

The build quality of the Zuiko is exceptional. Typical for an Olympus "Pro" grade lens it does even feature a sealing against dust and moisture. Thanks to Olympus' new SWD the AF speed is significantly improved over its predecessor. All in all a highly desirable lens.

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